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Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

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Department of Science Education

The mission of the Department of Science Education (DSE) is to actively engage medical students in learning and applying the broad spectrum of scientific principles that underlie health and disease across the life cycle. The highly diverse DSE faculty has expertise both within and across the traditional basic science disciplines of anatomy, biochemistry, embryology, genetics, histology/cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, neuroscience, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology and physiology. This cross disciplinary department also includes specialists from other disciplines including social, behavioral and physical anthropology, library sciences, science writing and medical narrative, medical jurisprudence, medical ethics, and nursing sciences.

Since there are no traditional basic science courses, the cross disciplinary faculty of DSE present integrated science topics longitudinally, at the appropriate level, with primary exposure followed by revisits in later courses to refresh and advance. DSE faculty members monitor the progress of their primary discipline over the entire medical school experience.